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Published March 1st 2016
An enchanting rainforest walk begging for you to experience
In the heart of a picturesque National Park, a rare coastal rainforest calls home. Being filled with lush greenery of ancient trees with the aromas of wood, ferns and the moist smell of the bed of the rainforest lingering the air, you cannot help but feel like you are wandering through the depths of an enchanted rainforest.
This magical Rainforest Walk at Mungo Brush in the Myall Lakes National Park truly takes your breath away with the enthralling beauty of plum pine, mock olive, coogera and brush blackwood canopying the Rainforest.
8206;Sounds of singing birds fill the stillness, as the crunch sounds of fallen leaves echoes through the tall ancient trees and as you take a step glimpses of wildlife can be seen through the shadows. I felt as if we were lost in a forest of the unknown in complete wilderness, this added even more excitement and thrill to this lovely walk.
An amazing find, two ancient tree roots intertwined.
There is an abundance of birdlife including golden whistlers, figbirds, rufous fantails and satin and regent bowerbirds who call this charming rainforest home. Keep an eye out for the brush turkeys; you can see them scratching the undergrowth (look for their distinctive red head).
Other wildlife can be spotted with some including echidnas, eastern grey kangaroos, ring-tailed possums, koalas, carpet pythons and other interesting creatures as well as native wildlife, so do keep an eye out! 8206; The mixture of fauna and flora captivates you as you make your way through the beautiful and dense rainforest which is an easy short 1.5km loop making it perfect for children and families and of course it makes a perfect lovers walk! The walk starts from the northern end of the Mungo Brush Campground (the walk is signposted) and connects to other lovely walking tracks throughout the Mungo Brush region.
If you are coming from Bulahdelah from the Princes Highway, take Bombah Point Rd (unsealed) to the ferry crossing where you cross the water with the car ferry and continue along to Mungo Brush Road to the Mungo Brush Campsite which is on the right hand side after Dees Corner Campground. For all information see website.
There is a $8 per vehicle fee to enter the Myall Lakes National Park.
On of the many paths throughout the Rainforest Walk.